Fluorspar price tracker: July 2014
Published: Thursday, 10 July 2014
IM Data outlines the key acidspar price trends of the past 18 months
Acid-grade fluorspar (acidspar) prices slumped lower in Q2
2014 as the backlog throughout the fluorspar supply chain
forced producers to drop prices yet again.
The biggest decreases were seen in prices into Europe and the
US, where suppliers had to compete with low Chinese prices
which continued to fluctuate around the $300/tonne
Prices have now been in a downward trend for over 18 months
with demand from fluorochemical markets stalling in the wake
of slowing growth rates in developing economies and weak
sales into major consuming regions in Europe and Asia.
Here IM Data's Price Tracker monitors the
movement in acidspar prices across five common trade routes
over the past 18 months.
For more detailed pricing information please visit IM
Data's pricing database.
To download IM Datas Quarterly outlook for the
fluorspar market, please click
Q2 Price Review
The ongoing lull in demand
saw Chinese producers lower prices again in April
Prices from Africa were
dropped to compete with low-cost Chinese supplies as producers
battled to clear inventories.
Prices diverged as some
producers attempted to improve the quality of their output to
Summer sales failed to ease
supply-chain backlogs, preventing any potential recovery in
Prices into Europe and North
America succumbed to low-cost supplies by the end of Q2
On average, prices down 10.1% over Q2 2014 and
26.1% on Q1 2013.
Biggest decreases in Q2 2014 seen in CIF price of
acidspar, 95% CaF2, dry filtercake, into the US.
CIF prices of acidspar, 97% CaF2, wet filtercake,
down over 29% in 18 months.